T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Andrea DiVito Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are dead, or will soon be, unless new recruit Dynamo can master the incredible but lethal power of the Thunderbelt in time to rescue his teammates from the mysterious Iron Maiden. The timeless heroes return to comics with a vengeance in this blistering first issue from writer Phil Hester (Godzilla, Invincible Universe, Wonder Woman) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Dungeons & Dragons)!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 14, 2013

    th the faces without it feeling cheesy or too cartoony.Bottom Line: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents is a great new start to a classic series. There have been lots of iterations of the heroes over the years, but Hester makes things feel fresh and exciting while still keeping some of the Silver Age charm. You definitely need to think about joining up with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 16, 2013

    While the DC comics version was more sophisticated in a sense, and genuinely good reading, it wasn't nearly as much fun as this is. A long, healthy run is looking good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 18, 2013

    All in all, this book holds a lot of potential, and the promise of new and interesting takes on the agent of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Given that this issue features new, more impressive roles for Kitten Kane and Weed Wylie, while maintaining respect for the source material, I hope that we'll get to see Raven and the rest of the gang make their bows. (Lightning makes a brief cameo at the beginning of this issue, so he's already in play, but there are several other agents as yet unaccounted for.) T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 is good stuff, but doesn't require encyclopedic knowledge of the characters or dwell entire in nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 20, 2013

    T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 is a decent start, but it won't blow anybody away. It doesn't seem to be trying to – it's likely a brightening response to Spencer's dark take. It'll be more of an 'oh, hey, these guys. Neat.' sort of response than anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 17, 2013

    So the latest in a long line of reboots of the original, beloved series is ok, but it has a long way to go to match the pure fun of the original. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Aug 14, 2013

    As for me I think comics being redone have some setbacks. A whole new genre has become the forefront in comics lately. It is called "redoing a classic." See we take comics that made some money back in the day and we revamp them in order to bring in that old audience and then bring in a new audience to enjoy the redoes and hopefully buy the old ones too. It is a win/win situation. I get it. I even buy into most of these comics and while Thunder Agents isn't bad or shouldn't be criticized for doing what a lot of other titles have done, it is getting old. Is anyone else sick of this? I don't mind some title revamps and I will probably even keep reading Thunder Agents, I just want new comics, with new stories. This may end up being the fall for this new one and I can't blame anyone for picking something else that is a more appealing classic being done over. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 14, 2013

    By the end of this issue, Hester has established Dynamo as the gateway character for readers. With a personality that blends aspects of everyman characters like Peter Parker and Guy Gardner, Len Brown is a perfect foil to introduce new readers to a long-established world filled with history and nuance. The pacing of the story and the prep put into recruiting Len Brown defuses the initial urgency of opening scene in "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" #1, but in exchange for urgency, Hester gives readers a character to cheer on. This comic book does a nice job of setting the tone for Hester and Di Vito, but definitely could use a little more excitement to instill a sense of wonder while stoking the urgency Hester uses to launch the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 14, 2013

    Sadly, T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents lacks any of the energy, excitement and flair this title should be providing. Fans looking for nostalgia may find it within these pages, but any new readers will be disappointed by a serious lack of thunder. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 14, 2013

    Given the multimedia arms race for established properties, perhaps it's no surprise that IDW jumped on THUNDER Agents after DC called it quits. But just because DC didn't know what a gem it had with Nick Spencer's run doesn't mean the rest of the reading community will so easily forget - a property as obscure as THUNDER Agents needs to build up goodwill for readers, rather than just assume we know the backstory and stakes. As we saw not too long ago, THUNDER Agents is a concept that is rife with dramatic potential - but a by-the-numbers superhero romp is not the way to go. Read Full Review

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